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2010 Recycling and Solid Waste Report Presented by: Cindy Morris, Intern MBA Candidate 2012. Recycling at the University: What do these numbers mean? Saved the energy to power 578 homes for 1 Year Saved 475,882 gallons gas. Recycling at the University: What do these numbers mean?

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2010 Recycling and Solid Waste Report

Presented by:

Cindy Morris, Intern

MBA Candidate 2012

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Recycling at the University:

What do these numbers mean?

        • Saved the energy to power 578 homes for 1 Year
  • Saved 475,882 gallons gas

Recycling at the University:

What do these numbers mean?

        • Saved the energy to power 578 homes for 1 Year
  • Saved 475,882 gallons gas
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14,316 Trees saved

  • from recycling paper
  • Recycling aluminum cans saved energy: power 100-watt
  • light bulb for 69 years
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Climate Action Plan 2010

  • Reduce waste-stream volume through avoidance, durability and reuse, diversion, and aggressive recycling.
  • 25 percent waste reduction in five years by
    • Implementing a more efficient & comprehensive record of all campus-based waste flows
    • improving education
    • forging steps towards a zero-waste campus
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2010 Accomplishments

  • Diverted 1530.9 tons from the landfill due to recycling
  • Diverted 453.5 tons of landscaping debris to composting programs
  • Overall Diversion Rate of 33%
  • Landfill cost savings of $121,500
  • Net Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 1,939 MTCO2E
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Facilities Management Recycling

Joshua James, Coordinator

Separated Stream Recycling for:

  • Main Campus
  • Health Science Education Buildings
  • Huntsman Center (paper & plastics)
  • HRE (paper)
  • Williams Building (plastics & cardboard starting about November)
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Facilities Management Recycling

  • Paper-325.3 tons (a 22% decrease from 2009)
  • Scrap Metal-222 tons (an increase of 128% from 2009)
  • Cardboard-100.2 tons (same as 2009)
  • Plastic-7.8 tons (a 19% increase from 2009)
  • Aluminum-2.7 tons (a 29% increase from 2009)
  • Trash-1654.9 tons
  • Printer Ink Cartridges
  • Wood Pallets

Income: $70,000

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Surplus & Salvage

University Policy requires equipment which is no longer usable or needed to be sent to the US&S

  • Usable items: on sale to depts--15 days, then to the
  • public-- 60 days
  • About 50% of the equipment: sold for reuse in FY10-11
  • Pieces not sold/requested by depts: stripped of metal that is recycled.
  • 224.5 tons-metal
  • $55,152.55 income
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Archives

  • University records: shredded and recycled at the end of their legally established retention life cycle since 1985.
  • Free-pickup service for
  • documents that require

shredding

  • 52.88 tons-paper

Income: $4,555

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University Guest House

  • Guests can recycle beverage cans, plastic cups, bottles (with no caps or lids) and newspapers
  • Recyclable plastic bag in each room; the housekeeping staff picks up

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  • 18.14 tons-mixed recyclables

(an increase of 12.15 tons, 203%

from 2009)

Cost: $4,204.50

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Environmental Health & Safety

  • Hazardous materials and waste management (includes florescent lights and e-waste)
  • Laboratory chemical reuse and recycling
  • Used oil recycling
  • Pickup batteries (recycles or
  • disposes of, depending on the
  • type) & cell phones (recycled)
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Construction & Demolition

All new construction projects on campus: required to be LEED-Silver Certified

Projects during 2010 included:

  • Pharmacy Research Building
  • USTAR-Office Building
  • David Eccles Business Building

96% of the 4,446.7 tons of

Material from these projects was recycled in 2010

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Organics & Composting

  • 450 tons-landscaping debris composted at the Landfill from: Grounds Department, Red Butte Gardens, and USA
  • Starting Sept. 2010, pre-consumer waste collected by Chartwell’s at the
  • Union and taken to the Edible
  • Campus Gardens’ compost piles,
  • 5.2 tons
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Recycling Spotlights

  • Recycle Rice-Eccles: bottles (plastic &
  • glass), cans, & unused programs
            • The Marriott Library: also recycles:
                • Styrofoam
                • CDs/DVDs/tapes
                • Bubble Wrap & Popcorn packing
                • Books
                • Batteries (for staff & public)
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Waste Reduction Highlights

  • Water Bottle Refilling Station-Union:
  • saved 43,920plastic water bottles
  • “What Goes Around, Comes Around”: Spring
  • student move-out “usable products” collection
        • E-waste Community Annual Event: More than 47,000 pounds of electronic waste from 430 individuals
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Waste Reduction Highlights

  • Chartwell’s “Save Cups, Save Cash”
  • Refills in customers’ own containers saved:

coffee cups: 35,352soda cups: 3,183

  • “Helping U Go Green”:Campus Store
  • donates 5 cents to the OS Fund each time a customer foregoes using a plastic bag

8,748 plastic bags saved $437.40 donated

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Areas for Improvement

  • Contamination
  • Tracking Key Factors
  • Information for University-
  • Wide Recycling Cost
  • Expand Recycling Programs
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Suggestions

  • Regular Waste Audit and Annual Comprehensive Recycling Report
    • assess programs
    • measure success
  • Keep Track of Recyclables, Trash, & Costs
    • analyze financial aspect of programs
    • plan improvements
    • STARS reporting and earned credits